I don't like the non-retina screen, but you know.. while using the device, I didn't miss the full-sized iPad one single bit (well, except the resolution). The weight of the device, the screen size, it is perfect for reading and browsing the web. I think actually the increased screen size over other 7" devices is both a pro and a con. It's a pro because it increases screen estate considerably which is nice for web browsing. It's a con because it does reduce portability some. Not a lot--it's a VERY portable device, very thin, very light, but it is bigger and it is not a very good device to hold with one hand for me. But it's also a pro and a con for Apple. The bigger screen size makes cannibalization of the full-sized iPad that much more likely, in my opinion. I guess it's a good thing (as a shareholder whose shares have been in freefall, yay) that the iPad mini was priced pretty high for higher margins, because I really think the sales of the Mini will outpace the full iPad very soon. It really is the iPad I've always wanted, and it does NOT feel small. So why would I want a bigger one?